— Marshall McLuhan, The Gutenberg Galaxy: The Making of Typographic Man
— Allen Ginsberg American poet 1926 - 1997
„We must uncenter our minds from ourselves;
We must unhumanize our views a little, and become confident
As the rock and ocean that we were made from.“
— Robinson Jeffers American poet 1887 - 1962
Context: Now the spoiler has come: does it care? Not faintly. It has all time. It knows the people are a tide That swells and in time will ebb, and all Their works dissolve. Meanwhile the image of the pristine beauty Lives in the very grain of the granite, Safe as the endless ocean that climbs our cliff. — As for us: We must uncenter our minds from ourselves; We must unhumanize our views a little, and become confident As the rock and ocean that we were made from. "Carmel Point"
„Pragmatism, in trying to turn experimental physics into a prototype of all science and to model all spheres of intellectual life after the techniques of the laboratory, is the counterpart of modern industrialism, for which the factory is the prototype of human existence, and which models all branches of culture after production on the conveyor belt.“
— Max Horkheimer German philosopher and sociologist 1895 - 1973
„We must not forget that when radium was discovered no one knew that it would prove useful in hospitals. The work was one of pure science. And this is a proof that scientific work must not be considered from the point of view of the direct usefulness of it. It must be done for itself, for the beauty of science, and then there is always the chance that a scientific discovery may become like the radium a benefit for humanity.“
— Marie Curie French-Polish physicist and chemist 1867 - 1934
Lecture at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York (14 May 1921)
„People want to find a 'meaning' in everything and everyone. That's the disease of our age, an age that is anything but practical but believes itself to be more practical than any other age.“
— Pablo Picasso Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer 1881 - 1973
Quoted in: Ingo F. Walther (1996), Picasso, p. 67.
„Not every problem someone has with his girlfriend is necessarily due to the capitalist mode of production.“
— Herbert Marcuse German philosopher, sociologist, and political theorist 1898 - 1979
„The authority of the State was not a product, but a presupposition. It could not depend on the people, in fact, the people depended on the State… The Fascist state, on the other hand, is a popular state, and, in that sense, a democratic State par excellence… Every citizen shares a relationship with the State and is so intimate that the State exists only in so far as it is made to exist by the citizen.“
— Giovanni Gentile Italian neo-Hegelian Idealist philosopher and politician 1875 - 1944
Orgini e dottrina del fascismo, Rome: Libreria del Littorio, (1929). Origins and Doctrine of Fascism, A. James Gregor, translator and editor, Transaction Publishers (2003) p. 28
„Who are you to judge the life I live?
I know I'm not perfect
-and I don't live to be-
but before you start pointing fingers...
make sure you hands are clean!“
— Bob Marley Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981
„Capitalism in its imperialist stage arrives at the threshold of the most complete socialization of production. In spite of themselves the capitalists are dragged, as it were, into the new social order, which marks the transition from complete free competition to complete socialization. Production becomes social, but appropriation remains private. The social means of production remain the private property of a few. The framework of formally recognized free competition remains, but the yoke of a few monopolists on the rest of the population becomes a hundred times heavier, more burdensome and intolerable.“
— Vladimir Lenin, Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism: Full Text of 1916 Edition
„With every part you act, there must be a little of yourself in it. If there isn't, it's not acting. It's lying.“
— Johnny Depp American actor, film producer, and musician 1963